eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby funnybike » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:53 pm

LG wrote:I recall somebody on this forum was looking for a small frame for their better half, this wouldn't be a bad buy.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shogun-Samur ... 2c670869d7


Lovely frame, but if anyone is interested check first if this is one of the small frame sizes that had a 26" or 24" front wheel.
Would still be an excellent little frame, but be informed before making the purchase.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby freshpatents » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:20 pm

OK, I'm normally willing to pay for NOS, but I think this one is over the top :D
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VERY-RARE-19 ... 4605f08ba7

that said, it is rare I suppose...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:35 am

If had the spare cash and a frame to put it in I'd snap it up.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:21 am

LG wrote:I recall somebody on this forum was looking for a small frame for their better half, this wouldn't be a bad buy.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shogun-Samur ... 2c670869d7


For a work (female) colleague. Very nice, t'be sure. Not in a position to put one together for her though. Thanks for the post...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:08 am

freshpatents wrote:OK, I'm normally willing to pay for NOS, but I think this one is over the top :D
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VERY-RARE-19 ... 4605f08ba7

that said, it is rare I suppose...


This is kind of funny as I just pulled my asc out of a pile of junk I've had for years in orde to fix it up. Came from a bloke who raced in England before cming to Australia mid fifties and mine is dated 1952 so I'd guess he broke it down and brought it with him as a prized item. I doubt it has been used since and had some very ugly looking oil in it. Looking forward toseeing how it works if I can get it back together!! They do actually seem to be rare though I remember reading on the Sunrace blogsite that they were going to make a new one.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:46 am

koen wrote:
freshpatents wrote:OK, I'm normally willing to pay for NOS, but I think this one is over the top :D
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VERY-RARE-19 ... 4605f08ba7
that said, it is rare I suppose...


This is kind of funny as I just pulled my asc out of a pile of junk I've had for years in orde to fix it up. Came from a bloke who raced in England before cming to Australia mid fifties and mine is dated 1952 so I'd guess he broke it down and brought it with him as a prized item. I doubt it has been used since and had some very ugly looking oil in it. Looking forward toseeing how it works if I can get it back together!! They do actually seem to be rare though I remember reading on the Sunrace blogsite that they were going to make a new one.


Yes, that's right, you can buy a new 3-speed fixed Sturmey again from Sunrace for about $130 I believe. In lots of different colours if you so wish. I thought that would kill the silly prices for the ASC gears but they seem to have achieved icon status (or they are not selling :wink: ) While originality is nice I would prefer a new one for a 'rider' restoration.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:07 pm

Not eBay but plenty of comical stuff on Gumtree as well: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourn ... 1004911704

"Vintage Genuine" ...well it's not a fake Repco, I'll give him that.
"High End/ Collectable" ...no not really, middle of the range, common as muck.
"very light - Japanese Quality at its best!" ...it's all relative, compared to a Traveller I guess it's light.
"You wont find anything that comes close at this price range!" ...no I'm pretty sure you'll find something much better at *that* price range.
"High end Japanese cro-molly steel" ...not quite.
"Just had it checked and serviced ... (paid over $120)" ...aaaahhhh an $120 service increases a bike's value by at least double.
'Very rare and highly soughtafter" ...barely ever see Superlite's around.
"Very light high quality steel" ...we've been through this.
"Very nice high end custom tyres" ...what's custom about crusty old gumwalls? 20 years of artisinal grime & hardened rubber?
"will continue to appreciate in value over time" ...might make your great, great grand kids rich some day if the rust doesn't get to it first.
"wont last at this price" ...we'll wait to see it re-listed at ever decreasing prices lest some clueless hipster bites. Wait a minute, maybe this guy is onto something... :D


*all in good fun. I've got no problem with Superlites, my Olympic 12 is barely a step above, I just wouldn't pay $350 for one.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:14 am

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:47 am

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frog » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:12 pm

Hi All,

I've listed a few things on eBay,I've had to have a bit of a clear out so I can pay for my wedding!
Here is a link to my items:
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1116

I've listed the following:
  • Repco Olympic 12
  • Apollo Concorde frame - alloy
  • Vogue by Malvernstar mixte frame Tange 900 double butted
  • Kuwahara Road frame - Ishiwata EXO-H Quadruple Butted Cro-mo
  • Super Champion tubular Wheelset
  • Malvern star Sprint Tange 900 double butted frame
  • Rock Shox Judy DH '97 forks, - broken for spares
  • Gemini Club Ultegra frame -repaired - reynolds? tubing
  • Condor 531 Super Tourist touring bike
  • Ladies Peugeot Mixte
  • Supreme vintage bicycle
  • Stronglight Star Crankset 170mm
  • Dura ace AX Aero seat post 25mmOD
  • 3TTT quill stem
  • Nitto Technomic quill stem
  • Faulty/for parts Shimano RSX and RX100 brifters

Thanks, Hopefully something interesting in there for some one, and please excuse the buzz words!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:32 am

hmmm, that condor looks just the ticket for weekend rides into the country
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frog » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:26 am

Thanks Munga,

Should have read the rules before I posted links to my auctions, Sorry, thanks again to the mod(s) for not deleting the post.

Here is a thread on the rust that the Condor has:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=30265
The result of the above thread was that I decided I liked the Patina and left it as is. It's been dry-stored for the last year. I'd keep it if I could get my fiance comfortable on skinny tyres, unfortunately she's been spoilt by wide slicks and the suspension on her Giant hybrid/commuter.

Here is a link to the thread in the marketplace:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=54872
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:18 pm

Nice; and realistic starting price. And willing to freight.
Have had recent good experience with e-go freight, depot-to-depot.Pretty reasonable rates.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Johnj » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:36 pm

For fans of Sydney bikes, an early 1960s SJH roadster now on auction.

Disclosure: I've been in email contact with the owner, but no stake in this sale. Just want to see it go to a good home. :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:14 am

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:50 pm

1930's Super Elliott, add states bike is in original condition, excuse my ignorance, but how do you change gears :?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peachy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:58 am

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:40 pm



Don't you love the way some people when they sell stuff they post 2, 3, 4 or 6 photographs. All of the same thing. Now why is that?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peachy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:12 pm

morini wrote:


Don't you love the way some people when they sell stuff they post 2, 3, 4 or 6 photographs. All of the same thing. Now why is that?


Nice elderley guy sold it to me for $80. I dont have my camera with me but its in top condition. Deore XT Light action all round, Miyata triple butted tubing and few other tasty bits. It would make a great tourer. Ill post pics when I get a camera.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby vaeske » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:20 pm

repco superlite for an outstanding $60 in buccan, qld

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/buccan/b ... 1005439231

seems like a 58cm.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby vaeske » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:22 am

shogun katana from the bloke in Thornleigh nsw. $50 BIN

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SHOGUN-KATAN ... 377wt_1113
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:57 pm

Hopeless pics, but a Viscount(Sebring?) in Melb. Has the dreaded, 'tops-squeezer' brake extensions, but looks like a fairly pristine mid-70s Sebring to me, in a larger size. I used to own one, which I gave to lovemiyata a few months back. A fair-to-middling HiTen, I think, (doubt it was CroMoly).
They couldn't have taken worse pics if they'd set their minds to it. Some morons to be taken quiet advantage of, methinks. :shrug:

.... looks like the original Araya, slightly contoured, box section rims. Doubt it's seen many road miles.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:56 pm

:roll: those photos. Definitely a Sebring, looks identical to the one i got from Servicimo a little while ago, with the exception of the brake levers. Not sure if the rear derailleur has been changed for a later one, looks more like an 80s Exage 300EX than the 70s 500 mine has. I don't know what kind of tubing it is but it's no gaspipe, much lighter than that (though definitely not butted).
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:27 pm

Lovely pink Repco Traveller going on Gumtree Perth. Price is a bit steep but someone after a smaller frame might think it's worth it just for the color.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/perth-re ... 1005523193
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